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1502, 2018

NYTimes: Fewer Babies than American Women Would Like

February 15th, 2018|

In an article for The New York Times, the economist Lyman Stone notes that “American Fertility Is Falling Short of What Women Want. Stone, who serves as an advisor to Demographic Intelligence, predicts that the U.S. fertility rate reached 1.77 children per woman in 2017, a 38-year low. Drawing on research conducted for The U.S. Fertility Forecast, Stone points out that the recent fall in U.S. births is surprising because the economy has been growing. Whats driving this decline in births? Stone argues that increases in contraception and declines in sex are important factors, as are delays in marriage. For more on recent trends in U.S. births, see The New York Times article by Lyman Stone at this link.
1502, 2018

“Sex is down in America” – Politico article by DI president

February 15th, 2018|

Sex is down in America. For both teenagers and young adults, sex is in decline, according to a new article by Demographic Intelligence President Samuel Sturgeon published in PoliticoThe share of young adults aged 18-30 who reported no sex jumped from around 10 percent a decade ago to 18 percent in 2014-2016. This decline in sex is probably one of the factors driving United States births downwards, according to Sturgeon. In fact, the United States is on track to have its lowest fertility rate ever, the Politico story suggests. For more on the subject of sex, relationships, and fertility in America, read the complete article at this link.

1801, 2018

NYTimes: The Current State of the U.S. Fertility Rate

January 18th, 2018|

The New York Times cites Demographic Intelligence in an article that explores the unique state of the U.S. Fertility rate. Although the fertility rate is at a record low, there are segments of women who are reversing decades of trends of not being mothers. Read the full article here.

2812, 2017

Is Decreased Fertility Affecting Charlotte Schools?

December 28th, 2017|

The Charlotte Observer explores why there are empty classrooms at an elementary school in a prosperous Charlotte suburb and what it may mean for the future of public education in North Carolina. The article may be read here.